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Bus driver blamed for 2016 crash that killed 3 sentenced to 15 years in prison

2 weeks 8 hours 40 minutes ago Monday, April 09 2018 Apr 9, 2018 April 09, 2018 1:36 PM April 09, 2018 in News
Source: WBRZ
By: WBRZ Staff

EDGARD- The driver in a bus crash that killed three people, including a St. John the Baptist Parish fire chief, has been sentenced to 15 years in prison.

The Advocate reports that Denis Amaya-Rodriguez is facing the maximum punishment for his role in the crash that killed Chief Spencer Chauvin and others in an August 2016 crash. Prosecutors spent most of the three-day trial saying Rodriguez should not have been driving since he was an illegal immigrant who didn't have a valid driver's license.

Authorities said a party bus driven by Rodriguez hit the fire truck, rear-ended a car and killed two people inside before crashing into the fireman.

Rodriguez, who's from Honduras, was trying to beat traffic when he crashed into a parked fire truck, the Advocate reports.

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